Working Together in the Fight Against Human Trafficking
Not Alone educates visitors about human trafficking and gives them a sense of hope and empowerment in combating the issue.
The Not Alone exhibition provides visitors with tools to understand and identify human trafficking in their communities and resources to find help and support survivors. A traveling version of this show is currently touring around Texas.
The traveling version of the exhibition is available for booking to schools, museums, libraries, and community centers across Texas free of charge for a display period of up to five weeks at each venue. View the prospectus and contact TSHM.TravelingExhibits@TheStoryofTexas.com for additional information and date availability.
|Current Exhibition Travel Dates and Locations|
|Abilene Cristian University, Brown Library, Abilene||01/08/2023 - 04/01/2023|
|Blanco Library, Blanco||04/16/2023 - 05/20/2023|
|Irving Archive and Museum, Irving||6/02/2023 - 08/05/2023|
|Texas A&M International University, Laredo||10/09/2023 - 11/11/2023|
|Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls||01/14/2024 - 02/17/2024|
|Val Verde County Library, Del Rio||01/16/2022 - 02/05/2022|
|Texas Southmost College, International Technology, Education and Commerce Center (ITECC), Brownsville||03/06/2022 - 04/09/2022|
|Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Liberty||04/24/2022 - 05/28/2022|
|Weslaco Museum of Local History and Cultural Art, Weslaco||07/10/2022 - 10/01/2022|
|Abilene Public Library, Abilene||10/16/2022 - 11/19/2022|
At the Bullock Museum
Human trafficking is one of the most significant issues facing communities today, yet it is commonly misunderstood and often undetected. The Bullock Texas State History Museum undertook a unique project to raise awareness and prevent the further exploitation of individuals in Texas.
Trafficking is all around us, so you never really know who it’s happening to. But, if you can recognize it and the red flags, you may just save a life. Toni McKinley, trafficking survivor and advocate
The exhibition centered on a series of questions that guided visitors to understand what human trafficking is and explore the human stories and current landscape of sex and labor trafficking. Audiences will gain awareness of who can be a target, the tools and techniques traffickers use to target individuals and keep them captive, and the roles healthy relationships and social media play in trafficking.
Inside the Exhibition
This exhibition was geared toward empowering visitors to not just be bystanders, but upstanders in identifying trafficking and becoming advocates for themselves and others. Visitors could:
- View a series of videos featuring trafficking survivors and advocates answering the exhibit’s guiding questions
- Take home an art activity that promotes healthy self-esteem
- Discover artifacts that reflect survivors’ stories of resilience, strength, and self-empowerment
- Understand who’s affected, what makes someone vulnerable, and warning signs that someone is being trafficked
- Learn about how traffickers lure people in and maintain control over them
- Gain resources to assist those exploited and concrete steps of how to enlist aid
- Rapid Response Backpack Kit
- Red Jingle Dress by Nan Blassingame
- Dressember Dress
- Lotería Game Pieces
If you need help or suspect human trafficking, contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888. You can also text "Help" or "Info" to 233733 or email Report@PolarisProject.org.
Lead Sponsorship by Nancy Ann and Ray L. Hunt. Major funding from the Texas Bar Foundation.
The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division of the State Preservation Board. Additional support of exhibitions and programs is provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.
At the museum: 01/09/2021 - 05/30/2021